Archive | January, 2011

Silvia- Miike Snow

31 Jan

Original is great. Remix is epic.

Lead singer Andrew Wyatt proves his vocals go much further than what we saw in “Animal”.

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-Him

 

Mr. Oizo at Grand Central, Miami

30 Jan

You could immediately recognize him from the moment he stepped on stage with his signature beard. Smoking cigs and and casually downing drinks from wineglasses, the quiet yet sophisticated frenchman never failed looked comfortable on his set during the show. “Positif” was the big highlight, as well as some samples from Miike Snow and Skrillex.

-Him

Toro y Moi (Teen Daze Remix)

30 Jan

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-Him

Sunday Drivers

30 Jan

It’s snowing (at least where I am), and all I want to do is grab a cup of tea and read a good book. It’s a lazy day, as Sundays should be. Here are four tracks that are essentially that: lazy. Lazy and good.

Thanks to a good friend of mine, I was introduced to The Civil Wars the other day. “Poison & Wine” is a track that doesn’t need explaining, only listening.

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NPR posted a cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Jake Shimabukaro, and I’m sharing with you his cover of “Hallelujah,” one of my favorite songs. There is something so soothing about ukuleles. To woo a woman, play the ukulele.

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Donovan Frankenreiter’s “Beautiful Day” reminds me of sitting on a hammock at the beach, i.e. Jack Johnson.

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And finally, Anthony D’Amato is a folk singer-songwriter who recorded his album Down Wires with one microphone in his dorm room. Pretty impressive. I can’t find a video for this track, but you can download it below.

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Memory Tapes “Today is Our Life”

26 Jan

Memory Tapes released “Today is Our Life” as a preview to their upcoming LP. The horns and organs add something unique towards the end of the track, and I like the buildup. Give this one a few listens

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Another Maps Remix

26 Jan

Simple, Nice, Fresh.

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-Him

Skream & Example

24 Jan

These two Londoners, Skream (Dubstep) and Example (Pop/Rap), supposedly met at a beach in Miami and decided to make a couple songs together. This thing is a masterpiece. It has a dark side that just creeps and crawls into your ears.

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-Him

 

Side A

23 Jan

I’m a huge Justin Vernon fan. “Side A” is a fourteen and a half minute collaboration with All Tiny Creatures, mixing drifting instrumentals with Bon Iver sounds seamlessly. I can’t find a video for this one, but you can (and should) download the piece below.

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Koop

18 Jan

Check out Koop, an award-winning Swedish electronic jazz band. “Come to Me” is a sweet tune that puts a twist on so-called traditional jazz.

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Retrotation

18 Jan

New producer from Pennsylvania by the name of Matt Olick.

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-Him

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